The University of York
Certificate in Education
The University of Manchester
French and German
2.1 and 1 (1994)
Information about Alison
Well-qualified and highly experienced teacher of French (from beginners to A Level) and German (from beginners to GCSE). All ages welcome. Tuition is always tailored to meet individual needs.
2000 2022 Birkenhead High School Academy
Teacher of French (2019-2022)
Head of Modern Foreign Languages (2010-2019)
Teacher in charge of German/Second in Modern Languages Department (2000-2010)
1995 2000 Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Teacher of French and German
1994 1995 PCGE-French and German-University of York
1988 1994 BA (Double Honours)-French and German-University of Manchester
1988- A Levels-French, German and English Literature
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: -27 year long career as French and German teacher from beginners to Advanced Level in secondary schools
-Experience as Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Second in Department and Head of German
-Wide-ranging experience of organising trips to France and Germany
-Experience of tutoring pupils and adults, and of teaching Key Stage 2
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Feedback For Alison (9)
Alison has been supporting our daughter with her GCSE French in year 11 and we have already seen improvement in a short timeframe. Our daughter has found the lessons very helpful with a friendly and supportive approach from Alison. Alison provides additional resources to support the lesson content and follows up with post lesson homework. We would recommend Alison as a very good French tutor.
Alison supported my son with some adhoc German lessons over the summer holidays, before he heads into year 10. Alison has been extremely accommodating and flexible in this regard. She took time to understand my sons requirements and level of knowledge to support him and make the lessons accessible. She has gone out of her way to provide additional resources and prompt my son to prepare well ahead of lessons to make the most out of their time. I would heartily recommend her as a tutor.
Alison is a very professional German tutor. She has deep knowledge of the subject , is very organised and is punctual to every lesson. My daughter has made significant progress in her German language proficiency after starting lessons with her. I would recommend Alison to anyone who is looking for assistance in the German language.
Alison is a very helpful and kind teacher. She provides lots or resources which benefits my daughter a lot! I highly recommend her.
Alison is a great tutor. Very friendly and my daughter feels very comfortable with her. My daughter has got a lot out of the lessons.
Alison has been great find for us. She was very focused and very dedicated. She checked the homework before lessons, provide very detailed feedback with required measurements to improve next lessons. I would highly recommend Alison. Thank you Alison for you help
Alison is an excellent tutor. She has a friendly and welcoming approach and quickly identified specific areas where I could improve. Alison provides structured lessons for me in a comfortable environment - it is helping my confidence enormously. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alison as a 1 to 1 tutor.
Excellent made my daughter feel very comfortable and took the time before to engage and see what she needs. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Absolutely brilliant French teacher. As a mature student who has studied French on and off for years, she makes sure that points of grammar are explained clearly and how you can make shortcuts to remember them. Most native French teachers are reticent to speak in English but Alison has the balance right. Sometimes you have to have an explanation in English so you can learn the French. She`s really good.